Executive Vice President, SNC-Lavalin & President, SNC-Lavalin Operations & Maintenance, Canada
Charles J. Rate is Executive Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin
responsible for the company's Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
division. With over 30 years of leadership roles at the executive
level, he is also President of SNC-Lavalin O&M, and is
responsible for leading one of Canada's largest Operations and
Maintenance services providers.
Mr. Rate's tenure has spanned from being Project Manager and
Director of Engineering and Construction on major crown projects in
the Defence and Telecommunications sectors. While working
extensively on infrastructure development projects in Canada, Asia
and Europe his experience is further complemented by a wide variety
of design, construction, and operations and maintenance activities
in mission critical environments and facilities.
In 2007, Mr. Rate was named President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin
O&M and promoted to Executive Vice-President, responsible for
SNC-Lavalin O&M's conventional outsourcing and P3s in the real
estate, power generation and transportation sectors including
engineering design, corrective and preventive maintenance, project
management, energy and environment management, and logistics
services. At the same time, he was appointed to the Office of the
Mr. Rate has an honors' Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Mr. Rate also sits on a number of boards and committees,
including Habitat for Humanity Toronto Chair's Advisory Council, as
well as the boards of PROTRANS BC and CANCAP. He is committed
to promoting SNC-Lavalin's culture of continuous improvement and
collaboration, and in providing innovative solutions to clients,
helping them to succeed in the delivery of their core business.